"The systematic integration of salivary analytes into research and diagnostics has the potential to make an important difference in people's lives."
Dr. Douglas A. Granger is a psychoneuroendocrinology researcher who is well known for his development of methods related to saliva collection and analysis and the theoretical and statistical integration of salivary measures into developmental research. At the Johns Hopkins University, he holds joint appointments at the School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and Bloomberg School of Public Health. His studies have been instrumental in the conceptualization and analysis of biosocial relationships involving child well-being, parent-child and family relationships, as well as how these biosocial links moderate and mediate the effects of early adversity and stress on children’s adjustment. Dr. Granger is a leading expert engaged in work focused on the discovery, measurement, and application of analytes (hormones, antibodies, chemicals, DNA) in saliva. He has published more than 120 studies and is also a faculty scholar-entrepreneur. Early in his career, Dr. Granger transferred technology, founded, and served as President of Salimetrics LLC*, a salivary laboratory and product development company. At Johns Hopkins, he has created and now leads the Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research which facilitates the integration of salivary analytes into prevention science, nursing, public health, and medicine.
*In the interest of full disclosure, Dr. Granger is founder and Chief Scientific and Strategy Advisor of Salimetrics LLC (State College, PA), and this relationship is managed by the policies of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Conflict of Interest Committee.
Research methods, design, and statistics; interactions between behavior, stress hormones, and immune function and their relations to developmental psychopathology; non-invasive measurement of endocrine, immune, and disease-related biomarkers and analytes in saliva; social forces as mediators and moderators of biobehavioral relationships; the influence of context on development through biological mechanisms.